Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Body Shop Body Sorbet & Aqua Boost Sorbet

The new Body Shop Body Sorbet’s and the new Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet are a new range of body moisturiser and facial moisturiser respectively. They provide a cooling sensation upon application with a frosty gel like formula. 

The Body Sorbet’s contain aloe vera to provide 24-hour hydration and are made with a break through formula that instantly melts onto the skin to provide a fresh burst of moisture. The Aqua Boost Sorbet contains wheatgerm oil and Aqua Sphere technology, which is made up of microscopic spheres of moisture that are capable of holding up to hundreds of times their weight in water to provide your skin with instant and long-lasting hydration.

The Body Sorbet range also extends The Body Shop’s signature body care scent ranges. Whilst not every skincare scent collection is featured within the Body Sorbet range as of yet, there are five to chose from: Satsuma, Moringa, Pink Grapefruit, Mango and Strawberry.

The Aqua Boost Sorbet is an addition to the company’s Vitamin E range, which is designed to provide you with 24hour hydration and protect your skin against environmental aggressors. It is suitable for all skin types.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum - all it's bigged up to be?

Clinique’s Smart Custom Repair Serum is a product that claims to be able to tailor itself to your skin type. Five years in the making, Clinique say that whether you have uneven skin tone, loss of firmness, wrinkles, fine lines or a combination of all or a couple of these concerns, this serum is supposed to be able to fix it. This cream is supposedly able to “sense” your skin issues and then it then activates the ingredients necessary to work with your skin.

Photo from Clinique website

It’s a big claim and one that is pretty difficult to wrap your head around. How can a serum read your skin? I’m going to attempt to answer some questions about this product for you whilst also discussing the most important aspect - is it all it is bigged up to be?

Friday, 18 July 2014

Vichy Normaderm Night Detox

The Normaderm Night Detox by Vichy is part of their anti-blemish skincare range. The Normaderm range of products each claim to fix the six difficulties of blemish prone skin; spots, uneven skin tone, dullness, shine, oily skin and pores. 

Night Detox is a cream designed for use on adult skin that fights against the over-production of sebum that results in a dull, blemished complexion upon awaking. Vichy claim that by using Night Detox you will be waking up in the morning with a clear, radiant complexion every morning.

Night Detox is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, oil free and contains no parabens. It is also suitable for sensitive skin and contains Vichy’s Thermal Spa Water.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Avon Speed Dry+ Nail Polish swatches

Avon’s Speed Dry+ nail polish is a pretty self-explanatory product. It’s a nail polish that claims to dry quickly - 30 seconds in fact!

Being a mum who loves nail polish but is strapped for time, this is the exact type of product that is going to catch my eye.

The overall range consists of 20 shades featuring cremes, glitters and pearlescent finishes. I snapped up six bottles of the collection - Lure, Shipwreck, Yellow Mystique, Sprightly Mint, Trance and Underworld. Five of these six are colour with added glitter. Sprightly Mint is the exception, being a creme finish. 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Birchbox July 2014

Birchbox is a monthly beauty box that includes 5-6 deluxe samples of beauty and lifestyle products that are tailored to you.

You get to discover new products and test them out in the comfort of your own home with no pressure to buy the full product if you don’t like it! However, if you do enjoy it, you can purchase the full sizes from the Birchbox store with the most recent month’s brands being available with free delivery (min. £10 spend)! 

This months Birchbox theme is Sun, Sea & Sand. It was filled with goodies to help bring you the beach in a beauty box!